Updates from M25 as tanker lorry catches fire in middle of motorway

A tanker truck has caught fire on the M25, reportedly just before Junction 5 Clockwise. A frightening picture circulating online shows flames crawling up the sloped bank of the road. National Highways South-East tweeted: “Traffic has now been released on the #M25 anti-clockwise carriageway between J5 ( #Sevenoaks ) and J4 ( #Orpington ).

“Clockwise traffic remains held at this time whilst emergency services carryout final checks at scene following the tanker which caught fire.”

The Kent fire brigade responded to the fire, and has thankfully reported no injuries.

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